From ragtime to rock and roll, St. Louis has been home to some of the most influential musicians in history.
Kareem Jackson, better known by his stage name Tef Poe, is an American rapper from St. Louis.
He released The Marshall Mathers LP in 2000, which set American records as the best-selling hip hop album and the best-selling solo album.
Ike and Tina Turnerwere born in St. Louis, and their music has been an influence on many genres.
Chuck Berrywas born in St.
Louis and is considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll. Suburban Smash is a hardcore punk band from St. Louis, and Nelly is a rapper from the city. Josephine Baker was born in St. Louis in 1906 and was a renowned singer, dancer, and actress.
When she was 13 years old, she was recruited to perform at the Plantation Club in New York. After several auditions, she finally got a role in the chorus line of “Shuffle Along”, a 1921 Broadway magazine. Baker died in 1975 and her funeral attracted more than 20,000 visitors. She posthumously received all French military honors, making her the first woman born in the United States to do so.
Sheryl Crowis a singer-songwriter from Kennett, Missouri who won the Grammy for Best Rock Album for The Globe Sessions in 1999. She has continued to release award-winning songs and albums throughout the 2000s.
Michael McDonald, known for his soulful music and distinctive voice, was born in Ferguson, Missouri in 1952. He began his musical career as a composer, keyboard player and record producer and still performs solo and with others on shows such as Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and American Idol.
Hawk Coleman, nicknamed “Hawk”, was a noted jazz musician who was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1904.
Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist, composer and the only musician to win Grammy Awards in 10 different categories, was born in Lee's Summit, Missouri in 1954.
Sara Evans, better known simply as Sara Evans, was born in Booneville, Missouri in 1971 to a family of musicians where she began her singing career. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and search for everything you listen to from any Spotify app on any device or platform.
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